Featured Craftsperson: Palo Samko

Modern Decor

What sets a woodworker apart from the rest these days? Is it the high-quality of the actual work? The aesthetics? The clever idea behind the design? In some cases, all three, like with Palo Samko, a Brooklyn-based woodworker.

Glancing at his work you can tell he and his work are special; curvy shapes mix with sleek lines, and natural materials come across strong and bold. Looking closer, you notice unusual details: embedded watch and clock parts, butterfly joints and natural splits in the wood.

What sets Palo apart is he uses wood pieces and parts that are normally thrown away because of knots, splits or other imperfections. He works with those imperfections, incorporating  joints for extra support or embedded details like we mentioned. In doing so he creates goregeous, one-of-a-kind pieces with a secret: they knew they were destined for the junk yard so they shine just a little bit brighter with their new life.

Check out more of Palo on his website.

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1 Comment

  1. Furniture Hire Gal

    Oct 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I absolutely respect and love his work. For all his skill and noble intentions…i still kind of want him to mass produce a little just so I can get my hands on one!

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